Former NASA astronaut Charlie Duke, one of the last surviving astronauts to walk on the moon, will present scholarships to two Texas A&M University students at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation awards program Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m. in Rudder Theater.
Duke will present scholarships to Texas A&M seniors Ashley Hayden and Ashley Holt and deliver his “Journey to the Moon” talk.
Duke became the youngest person to walk on the moon when he served as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 16. Prior to his moonwalk, he served as CAPCOM for Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the moon.
The Community of Scholars event presented by Texas A&M LAUNCH is free and open to the public, but tickets must be requested from the MSC Box office. Additional event and ticket information is available at the MSC Box Office website.
Duke will be available to media backstage following the event.
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